Brewers: 5 Junior College Pitchers The Brewers Should Target In 2023 MLB Draft

It's not a question of if the Brewers draft a JuCo arm this year, it's a question of who and when
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Brewers Junior College Draft Target #4: RHP Gavin Adams, Indian River State JC

Gavin Adams is another potential Day 2 selection that checks a lot of the boxes the Brewers like in a JuCo arm. Great athleticism? Check. Big fastball? Check. Ability to spin breaking balls? Check.

Like most young arms like this, there's a lot of development and projection ahead for Gavin Adams. He struggles with control and will need to refine his secondary pitches, but there's a lot of upside for the Brewers pitching lab to unlock if they get him in there.

He's a big 6'3" righty with great raw stuff that can be molded into a major league pitcher eventually. It's the kind of project we've seen Milwaukee take on before.

Brewers Junior College Draft Target #5: RHP Marty Gair, Florida Southwestern JC

Marty Gair posted a 1.75 ERA with a 13.0 K/9 this year for Florida Southwestern, the same school the Brewers selected Carlos Rodriguez from two years ago. Gair has the prototypical size you like to see from a starter on the mound at 6'6" and 230 pounds.

Gair's fastball sits in the mid-90s but looks faster than that and gets double-plus grades. He also tunnels his curveball extremely well off his fastball but still needs some refinement. Gair has a good feel for spinning the ball and has the ingredients the Brewers love to work with.

Command is a major problem with Gair that will need to be addressed. If he can throw more strikes, there's some big upside here and perhaps the Brewers will want to take on that challenge.

It's not a matter of "if" the Brewers will select a Junior College pitcher in the 2023 Draft, it's a matter of "who" and "when". None of the top JuCo arms are likely to force their way into the top two rounds so we won't see any of them on Day 1 of the Draft, but once Day 2 gets rolling, keep an eye on these five names going to the Brewers.

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